|Podcast||The Big Unlock|
|Hosted by||Paddy Padmanabhan|
|Featuring||Mike Alkire, President of Premier Inc.|
|Dr. Jonathan Slotkin, Vice Chair of Neurosurgery and Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer of Geisinger|
In this episode of The Big Unlock, Mike Alkir and Dr. Jonathan Slotkin discuss how technology and data is helping public health officials to keep a balance in opening the economy versus managing the spread of COVID-19 virus. Premier recently launched a syndromic surveillance tool for COVID-19 which they are piloting at Geisinger to improve the quality of medical interventions and prevent the spread of the virus. Mike believes that there is a need for syndromic surveillance system, contact tracing, and performing tests with higher accuracy rates.